As the sun set on the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend, it did so as well on the collective effort of the Myrtle Beach Patriots to raise funds and awareness once more for the Folds of Honor Foundation, in honor of Patriot Golf Day.
The Myrtle Beach Patriots is a group of 21 local golf professionals that completed its annual 100-hole golf marathon Sunday at Rivers Edge Golf Club. New participants joined a core of returning East Coast Golf Management pros to support the Folds of Honor mission of providing educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members.
The 100-hole marathon is the culmination of a Labor Day Weekend fundraising effort that also included a charity golf tournament, “Battle for Glory,” held Saturday at The Pearl Golf Links. The tournament featured a team competition, Team Stars vs. Team Stripes, with threesomes squaring off against one another in groups of six in a team scramble format.
“I think the mission of this year was to expand the word of the Folds of Honor,” said Jimmy Biggs, Crow Creek Golf Club head golf professional who served as captain of this year’s Myrtle Beach Patriots initiative. “We recruited a few new folks to play in this year’s event, and I can tell you they’re hooked for life. That’s just awesome, and it makes my heart so full to know we have a whole new Myrtle Beach Patriot crew out there right now.”
This weekend’s collective effort was expected to raise more than $85,000. With that, the Myrtle Beach Patriots will have generated more than $250,000 in five years to support Folds of Honor.
The 2018 Myrtle Beach Patriots include: